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Flambeau Group
In this Group: Louis, Rosie, Ghislaine, Olette, Lucia, Suzanie, Irene, Junie, Lourdie, Madeleine
Louis is the coordinator of his group called "Flambeau" (Torch). He lives in the region of Haiti known as "Limonade" where electricity is rare and water is very limited. He has run his little business selling underwear for the past five years. He would like to use this loan to invest in more underwear for resale. He hopes that this loan will help him to open a big shop since he presently sells his clothing in the marketplace.

The other members of "Flambeau" need a loan for businesses such as selling cosmetics and charcoal.

Louis says his primary challenge is that he lacks repeat customers because people are out of work. His dream is to travel to Panama to buy more underwear at cheaper prices and in better quality.
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Louis est le coordinateur de son groupe Flambeau.

Louis habite dans la région Limonade d’Haïti où de l’électricité est rare et de l’eau est très limitée.

Louis a dirigé son commerce de sous-vêtements pendant les dernières 5 années.

Louis voudrait utiliser cet emprunt pour investir à plus de vêtements a revendre..

Louis espère que cet emprunt l’aidera à ouvrir un grand shop parce que maintenant il vend ses vêtements dans le marche.

Des autres membres de Flambeau ont besoin d’un emprunt pour tels commerces comme vendre des produits cosmétiques et du charbon.

Louis dit que son défi principal est manque d’acheteurs constants a cause de chômage.

Louis dit que son rêve est de voyager a Panama pour qu’il achète plus de sous-vêtements moins chers et d’une meilleure qualité.

Additional Information

This is a Group Loan

In a group loan, each member of the group receives an individual loan but is part of a larger group of individuals. The group is there to provide support to the members and to provide a system of peer pressure, but groups may or may not be formally bound by a group guarantee. In cases where there is a group guarantee, members of the group are responsible for paying back the loans of their fellow group members in the case of delinquency or default.

Kiva's Field Partners typically feature one borrower from a group. The loan description, sector, and other attributes for a group loan profile are determined by the featured borrower's loan. The other members of the group are not required to use their loans for the same purpose.

About Haiti

  • $1,600
    Average annual income
  • 1
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    Haiti Loans Fundraising
  • $1,795,825
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 40.8
    Haiti Gourdes (HTG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Flambeau Group's $2,925 loan helped a member to buy underwear for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 4, 2011
Feb 14, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 18, 2011